Renting a boat on vacation – what you should definitely pay attention to
by Johannes Haller on May 24, 2023
A relaxing boat trip on vacation can lead to unforgettable experiences. Whether you want to explore the coast, sail to remote islands or just enjoy a leisurely float on the water, renting a boat gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy the beauty of the sea. However, so that you can spend a carefree and really pleasant, relaxing day on the water with family and friends, you should consider a few factors when you start looking for the right boat. With the following tips you will definitely find the perfect boat with which you will not only fulfill your dream of a wonderful day at sea, but also your children, relatives and friends.
Size of boat / number of people
A very important factor is the size of the boat . It should offer enough space for everyone who will be spending the day with you. The number of people who can ride is usually always stated in the description of the boat. Of course, the more people take part, the more fun it is. Nevertheless, everyone should have a seat and the opportunity to really stretch out every now and then. If you are planning a boat trip lasting several days, you should also make sure you have enough sleeping space.
Children on board
For children, a boat trip is an absolute highlight that they will rave about for a long time. That's why it's particularly important to make sure that it's safe for children when choosing the right boat. Choose a boat that is equipped with a higher side. An edge in the bow at the back is also recommended , because even if a boat is relatively small, you won't be able to watch your children every second.
It can quickly happen that they take advantage of an unsupervised moment and try to leave the boat. This edge prevents this. The crew also plays an important role here. A boat that is equipped with a good crew offers a little more safety for your children because they also keep an eye on them and act as a supervisor.
Shadows on board
Sun and water, for many the perfect combination. That's true, but this combination can also be very treacherous. This is especially the case if you spend the day on a boat. There is a great risk that you will come back in the evening with a sunburn . There are many reasons for that.
It is a fact that water acts like a mirror. In addition, a cool breeze blows around your nose during the boat trip, so you hardly feel the heat on your skin. In addition, on the water there are fewer dust particles in the air that are able to block UV rays. These are all factors that can cause you and everyone else on the tour to get sunburned. In the worst case, there can even be a risk of heat stroke.
Shade also plays a big role when choosing the right boat. Of course you are at sea and want to enjoy as much of the beautiful sun as possible, but you still have to be careful. If there are children on board, shade is particularly important.
However, many boats are only equipped with very small roofs, others have no solid roof at all. But that doesn't mean anything, but these boats can still provide enough shade. The magic word here is: Bimini tops. These are sun canopies that can be used to provide shade in no time. They can be attached very quickly and provide optimal protection from sunlight on the water. An existing roof can also be expanded with Bimini Tops. When booking, make sure that there is an option to provide sufficient shade .
Fuel consumption is a very important issue. When booking, make sure that fuel is already included in the rental price . However, this is not the case with most boats. Then you should definitely look at the fuel consumption in liters per hour, which is stated for the boat you want.
A small example:
You choose a boat with a fuel consumption of 100 liters per hour. A boat trip with two engine hours uses 200 liters of fuel. You then have to multiply this number by the current fuel price. Assuming the price is 2 euros per liter, you have to reckon with 400 euros in fuel costs. If fuel is not included with the boat, you must add this price to the actual rental price. Typically, the larger a boat is, the more fuel it uses. Fuel is always paid for at the end of the day. If you pay attention to the stated fuel costs when booking and plan for them, you can avoid unpleasant surprises at the end of the day.
Draft of the boat
Pay attention to the draft of the boat, why is that? A legitimate question with a simple answer: the less draft a boat has, the closer it can be driven into the bays . And the closer you can get into the bays, the clearer the water is. For you, this means you can really enjoy the wonderfully clear water there without having to swim there from the boat. There are boats that are able to get up to 70 centimeters, for example our Hailey Su . So you can practically stand right next to the boat and of course also go to the beach from there.
Food and equipment
If you're on the boat all day, you'll of course need something to drink. Therefore, make sure that the boat is equipped with a well-stocked minibar. This is always the case with us, the minibar always contains enough soft drinks and also a few alcoholic drinks. The best thing about it: the drinks are already included in the price. Also make sure that things like towels are also available. This is the case with us, we also have sunscreen on hand and our trained crew, who also speak English, will take care of everything throughout the tour to make the experience for you and your guests as unforgettable and perfect as possible.
Are toys just for children? Certainly not, adults also have a lot of fun with water toys. However, it's not about rubber ducks and swimming rings, but about water toys like a Seabob . This is a diving scooter that is electrically powered. You can use it to glide over the sea and even dive really deep. This is great fun for young and old. There are children who are hard to get out of the water when they have the opportunity to ride the Seabob . So if you want to get even more out of your boat trip, make sure you can also rent water toys like a Seabob. This not only makes the day perfect for your children, but also for everyone else who accompanies you on the boat trip.
Rent a boat – knew how
Rent a boat on vacation and spend an unforgettable day on the sea - is there anything nicer to crown your vacation with? Probably not! In order for your boat trip to be a complete success, it is important that you choose the right boat . Take the above aspects into account when searching and you will definitely find the right boat for your trip and enjoy the freedom that the sea has to offer. Get ready for unforgettable adventures and memories on the water!
Yacht charter – the right yacht for every wish
Would you like to rent a boat to explore the beauty of the island of Ibiza, but don't feel like spending ages looking for a suitable model? Then we have the best solution for you: rent a Haller Experiences yacht! We offer individualized yacht charters. You can rent a yacht from us for a day trip or even a whole week. Relax on one of our beautiful, large Frauscher boats or choose another yacht that suits your needs.
With our well-equipped yachts and our professional crews, you will always have an absolutely unforgettable adventure! No matter whether you prefer island hopping or would rather explore the sights of Ibiza , with one of our yachts you can make your vacation an experience that you will rave about for years to come!
When booking your yacht charter, consider not only the size of the group that will be taking part in the adventure, but also the budget and your personal interests. As part of a multi-day tour, you can visit several islands, sunbathe on picturesque beaches and immerse yourself in Ibiza's nightlife. Day trips are also very exciting, enjoy the day at sea and relax in the sun while the yacht takes you to the most beautiful places.
If you can't decide or have any questions about our yachts, just contact us , we'll be happy to help you!